46 Years of Saving Lives
June 13, 2012 01:53 AM
Logan Square Club Director John Stephan
Logan Square Boys & Girls Club
Director John Stephan
received The Professional Association’s Distinguished Service Award at Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s national conference in San Diego, California in May. The award, which recognized John’s more than four decades of service at Boys & Girls Clubs, honors employees whose dedication, commitment and career achievement have significantly enhanced the Boys & Girls Clubs movement.
John joined the Boys & Girls Clubs in 1966. In those 46 years, John has changed thousands of lives through his dedication, passion, and commitment to the youth and teenagers of Chicago. He is a well-known and well respected member of the Logan Square community and is an expert on anti-gang initiatives, working regularly with community members, police and public officials to promote peace throughout Logan Square.
He has created hundreds of initiatives that have positively impacted thousands of youth and teenagers in his time with Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. John’s commitment and skills have touched and positively affected the lives of youth and teenagers for generations. In fact, many adult club alums with whom John has worked throughout the years say "If it was not for John, I would be in jail or dead somewhere."
"John has had a remarkable career and continues to inspire not only the youth and teenagers who he encounters on a daily basis, but also his colleagues and community partners," said Vice President of Operations Jeffrey Sadowski. "The entire Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago organization respects and admires John Stephan for his dedication to our mission and his accomplishments as well as the fine example he sets for all of us."
The Professional Association is a membership organization that represents the interest of Boys & Girls Club professionals across the United States. For more information, visit bgcpros.org